Dowding


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British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)

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Dowding recognized that fighter planes, not bombers, would be critical in the war's early stages, and he quickly realized that the old methods of aerial battles -- brave "lone wolf'' pilots improvising on the fly (literally) -- would no longer work.
Mrs Dowding tried to resuscitate him as she waited for paramedics to arrive.
Sulzer and AIM-listed Castle Support Services, the holding company of Dowding & Mills, have agreed a recommended cash offer of 108p a share for Castle, representing a premium of 44 per cent to the closing price the day before the announcement.
His Dowding complements his Park, A Biography of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park (Methuen, 1984), both researched studies of the victors of 1940s Battle of Britain.
A new collaboration between MAG Industrial Automation Systems and Dowding Machining LLC is poised to revolutionize manufacturing of wind turbine components with specially-designed CNC modules for the production of hubs and new automated technology for composite wind blade production.
Col Dowding asked Brig-Gen Hugh Trenchard, RFC commander in France, to withdraw one of his squadrons which had taken heavy casualties.
Laxey disclosed its stake in Dowding in November, 2003, but this had been reduced below three per cent nearly a year before Dowding agreed to a bid from Rydenor, a company established for the purpose.
Irrevocable undertakings by Dowding directors to accept - unless a better bid materialises - raise that to 51.
The management team of the three continental businesses, led by regional director Francois Garcia, has acquired a 75 per cent interest in AGW for one euro, with Dowding retaining the rest.
Dowding is not due to report financial results until late November after moving the date of its financial year-end to the end of August.
Dowding is burdened with pounds 35 million of debt against its pounds 21 million of net assets and pounds 12.
Dowding has been hit by the prolonged manufacturing downturn, knocking demand for its high margin emergency machine repair service as customers' factories run well below full capacity.
Dowding & Mills emerged from the shadow of its yearlong strategic review yesterday to post a much better full-year trading performance than many investors had feared.
Shares in Dowding & Mills crashed 28 per cent to 18 1 /4p yesterday as the Birmingham-based group pulled out of talks that could have taken it private at as much as 33p per share.
The private equity arm of international bank ABN Amro has secured exclusive access to Dowding & Mills to put together the financing that will take the company private.